Chimney Corner (A)

1st Team
B.P.L.
Sat 28th Jan - 2:00pm
W
3-1
Nixon
Nixon
McClelland
Wakehurst continued their unbeaten start to 2017 with a convincing win against a spirited Corner team. 
 
'Hurst started well after a cross in to the box caused havoc and after a bit of pinball in the area, Stewart Nixon popped up, heading against the underside of the bar and into the net on the first minute. 
 
Wakehurst continued to apply pressure and a superb through ball from Lee McClelland played Zach Barr in on goal and Bonnes in the visiting goal pulled off an excellent save at the feet of the onrushing front man. 
 
Wakehurst were playing some nice football on a sticky pitch and on the 24th minute against the run of play, a David Hannah strike from the right corner of the box somehow ended up in the net for the equaliser. 
 
The goal gave Corner a lift and for the remainder of the half, the game became a scrappy affair. 
 
Half Time: Chimney Corner 1-1 Wakehurst
 
Similar to the start of the first half, Kurtis McCartney whipped in a dangerous cross and again up popped Nixon on the 47th minute to give Wakehurst the lead. 
 
After this it was all one way traffic, Nixon had the ball in the net twice after Zach Barr squared a ball unselfishly for Nixon to hammer home and for the second, he out jumped the home keeper but both were ruled out for an offside and foul. 
 
Conor Ross played his part in the third goal after holding the ball up and crossing for McClelland who fired it into the top left hand corner, giving the 'keeper no chance on the 77th minute.
 
Substitute Stephen Cochrane did well on the 82nd minute when he crossed to fellow substitute Corey Price who headed straight into the goalkeeper’s arms when well placed before McLaughlin slipped in Cochrane a couple of minutes later but he had the ball taken off his toe by the defender as he was about to shoot. 
 
All in all a very solid performance and most importantly, three points. 
 
Man of the Match: David McLaughlin 
 
Starting Team: D. Adams, K. McCartney, K. Crawford, P. McClure, N. Swann, L. McClelland(67). D. McLaughlin(80), A. Laughlin, C. Ross, Z. Barr, S. Nixon(80)
 
Substitutes: N. Black (on for McClelland, 67), S. Cochrane (on for Nixon, 80), C. Price (on for McLaughlin, 80), J. Walker, D. Johnston.
 
Next Saturday, we are at home to Dunloy FC in the league with a 2pm kick off at Mill Meadow.